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  1. I love Minnesota's NHL team but try to avoid anything that just says "Wild." I have one shirt that reads "WILD HOCKEY" and it annoys me so much.
  2. During the Islanders' return to Nassau Coliseum the other day the broadcasters said the banners were replacements for the originals, which had been moved to Barclays and will be moved to Belmont eventually. So they have an entire second set of banners (it's like 30 banners at least) for their second arena.
  3. The caps don't need a white outline and you can all fight me.
  4. I mean you're absolutely right, which is exactly why I'm advocating for it. The regular season should be as competitive as the postseason. Cut down on the total number of games if you have to. But everything you said is exactly why I want to see that in the regular season. Teams should have to be on top of their game all season long. Admittedly my primary basis for this concept comes from my love of college hockey, which has the exact opposite problem. The regular season is wonderfully competitive and every series is so important. Of course, it's all undone with the obligatory dumb NCAA playoff format. Much like the March Madness tournament, the hockey postseason relies on the excitement of a potential playoff run to the Frozen Four. I yearn for a competitive regular season capped off by a competitive, rewarding postseason. Again, I realize it's not the most practical at this point but for the sake of competition and relevance I think a series concept would be beneficial. And you're spot on with Boxing Day.
  5. I think that depends heavily on the market. Hockey takes center stage in places like Minnesota and Canada and therefore seems to do better on the weekend. In places like New York or Philadelphia hockey isn't likely the most popular event in town and might not be as popular on a weekend. But I believe all of that is a product of the way the league has been run for the past 50 years. Had the NHL originally adopted a series format in 1967 I think we'd see a more competitive, much more popular league today. You're absolutely right about scheduling. Ideally it'd be a combination of Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday games with a day off somewhere in there. Games on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday wouldn't exist. There would probably be less games in a season as well. I don't think there's any realistic way to implement such a change today. It's probably too late. But I still feel it provides the opportunity for the best hockey.
  6. I'd modify the NHL schedule so that teams are playing three game series every weekend. The most competitive hockey tends to be played when teams face off in a series (look at the playoffs or regular season home and home games). Plus it would add the excitement of a big series being played each weekend (look at the playoffs, college hockey, or baseball). The primary concern with this idea is player health. Hockey is an exhausting game, especially if played three nights in a row. One option is to spread the games out between a handful of days, so long as a game is being played Friday or Saturday night. Another option is to eliminate early weekday games entirely, because there's already an issue with fans attending games on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday. Making each series more of an "event" would pump more excitement into a league that desperately needs some attention. Casual fans have a hard time getting invested when they don't understand the schedule. Football schedules are obviously the most intriguing for fans but even baseball and college hockey schedules present some excitement. It would be much better for fans if they could say "the Rangers are coming to town this weekend!" as opposed to not knowing when games are or who the opponent is.
  7. The blue jersey really needs a front number to balance out that logo.
  8. Saskatchewan wearing the retro uniforms today in the playoffs. Fantastic look.
  9. Completed teams so far: Avalanche Sabres Kings Lightning
  10. Omaha finally picked up their first win of the season this past weekend. They sit at 1-6-1. Despite the terrible start the Mavs looked great on Saturday and I'm confident they can turn things around. Of course the NCHC is as tough as they come so we'll see...
  11. I own a Tsuyoshi Nishioka Minnesota Twins jersey.
  12. The 2001 Thanksgiving game sparked my interest in throwback uniforms. Washington's 2002 throwbacks cemented my interest in uniforms. I was totally hooked. I spent every day of that football season searching for the pocket pro size of that Washington helmet but never found it.
  13. I say if you're going to spend $100+ you may as well spend a little bit more and buy the Adidas version. I have purchased both the Adidas and Fanatics versions. They Adidas version is far better quality for the price.
  14. I don't recall the exact details but there was something about Nebraska football being cursed when wearing white pants on the road.
  15. Oregon has lost 2 national championships wearing uniforms featuring "volt" and "anthracite."
  16. "Which Roy never wore." is a fun sentence when you pronounce his name correctly.